Mechanical Engineering Expert 508739 AL

Expertise Description

I have been active in computational, theoretical, and experimental fluid mechanics for over 35 years with academic and governmental experience. Since 2010 I have been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, before that I was a Research Mechanical Engineer at a research laboratory. My area of expertise is within fluid mechanics, more specifically, I have participated in a wide range of fundamental research areas such as: development of direct and large eddy simulation methods for turbulent flows, turbulent transport physics, air-sea interfacial dynamics and transport with special emphasis on the surface thermal (infrared) signature of breaking waves and subsurface turbulence, and surfactant effects on free surface flows. As well as, the first principles understanding of polymer drag reduction and riblet drag reduction, atmospheric boundary layer flows, turbulence modeling, hydroacoustics, physics of coastal and estuarine flows, applications of Karhunen-Loeve expansion methods to turbulence and to geophysical flows, infrared remote sensing, and aerosol physics. I have taught undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and strength of materials. At the graduate level I have taught courses in fluid mechanics, advanced fluid mechanics, and turbulence. In addition, I am currently a Principal Investigator on research funded by a foundation and also privately.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes performing a complete fluid dynamic model of a pressure relief valve.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Mechanics University of Minnesota
S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S.E. University of Michigan
B.E.Stevens Institute of Technology

Awards & Affiliation

American Physical Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineers